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Charles IX of France

King Charles IX of France

Full Name: Charles Maximilien
Profession: King


Born: June 27, 1550
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: May 30, 1574 (aged 23)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Historical Events

  • 1563-08-17 King Charles IX of France declared an adult at 13
  • 1567-09-29 War of Religion breaks out in France - Huguenots try to kidnap King Charles IX
  • 1570-07-25 Battle of Arnay-le-Duc, Burgundy: Huguenot victory forces Charles IX of France to agree to a peace treaty that ends the Third War of Religion
  • 1574-05-30 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France

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